Origami is the japanese art of paper folding. It's an art form not many have the patience to master, but once you learn to create beautiful shapes from a simple paper, you can impress friends and family with your art.
I'm gonna teach you how to make an origami flower, simple to make and with a beautiful result.
It might take some patience, since origami requires some pretty exact folds, but once you finally master it, I guarantee you that you will know how to make something thats a great gift, an uncommon talent, and a good little talent to show people.
This origami flower can help you master other origami forms, since its got some complex forms made through simple folding.
Hope you enjoy!
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Step 1: What You'll Need
What you'll need to make the flower is a piece of square paper.
It doesn't need to be origami paper, the only thing that maters is that its square.
If you don't have a square piece of paper don't worry you can make one with
*A Piece of Printer Paper
Step 2: If You Don't Have Square Paper ...
- Take the printer paper
*Use a pencil to mark the line that was made between the triangle and the rectangle
*Using scissors, cut along the line
Voila there you have a square!
Step 3: First Fold
Have the color you want to have on the outside of the flower facing upwards.
Fold the paper in half forming a rectangle.
Step 4: Fold Sideways
Fold it sideways now. Look at the pictures
You should end up having a small square
Step 5: Fourth Fold
Now this is where it starts getting tricky
Take a flap and open up a half of the square.
Flatten the square into a triangle.
Again please Look at the Pictures
Step 6: Flatten the Other Square
Now Flatten the other square
Step 7: First Actual Fold
By now you shoud have a triangle.
Take one flap and flatten it.
Try to align the creases, that way the flower will come out symmetrical
Step 8: Crease
Take the flaps from the diamond shape created and fold them to the line.
Then unfold them to make a crease.
Note: Crease means to mark the shape
Step 9: The Trickiest Part
OK Now this is the trickiest part of the flower so you might want to look at the pictures a couple of times to understand.
Lift the bottom flap (the point of the diamond shape) up.
Fatten it making sure that the bottom flap stays over the top flap. Like I said You might want to take an extra look at the pictures.
Step 10: Almost Done
Turn it over clockwise.
Now take the bottom flap of the diamond and fold its corners inside, just like the previous step.
Step 11: 4 More Times
Now take another flap of the triangle and repeat steps 7-10 on the remaining three flaps
Step 12: Make the Flower Bloom
Take a flap and fold it down. Repeat with the other flaps.
Step 13: Done!
There You have a flower!
It'll probably look irregular or some pars will look diffrent than others, but don't worry, you just need some practice.
After a while you'll start to see the difference.
Step 14: If You Want
If you want you could roll the petals with a pencil like so: